While at Zion National Park we hiked one of the top trails of my entire life! The Narrows (for the more adventurous) and the Riverside Walk Trail (for the less adventurous). Put them together and it is one phenomenal experience! We hiked from the trailhead at Temple of Sinawava, up the paved path up the Virgin River to the Gateway To The Narrows. Then we hiked in the Virgin River up to Ordervile Gulch. We saw the Narrow’s Alcove, Mystery Falls, Grotto’s Alcove, and Wall Street along the way. I time-lapsed the entire hike in 4K! So join along our six-hour hike in around 10 minutes.

The Narrows @ Zion National Park, Utah– 7/26/2019 – 6 miles, 335 feet elevation gain.  We only had two days on our visit to Zion National Park and made sure to get The Narrows hike in.  We went during the monsoon season which is not the best time to go hiking in the Narrows due to the pop-up showers and the risk of flash flooding.  The hike was closed down a month before our trip due to the water level being too high.  There were numerous warnings about what to do if conditions began to appear that a flash flood was imminent.  It was Emily and I with Max, Cameron, and Miles (we lost Jayne and Georgia as soon as we got off the path and into the water).  We started the 6-mile hike basically scared out of our minds of imminent death from flash floods (and not without good reason).  Regardless, we made the hike back to the intersection of two major canyons.  The majority of the hike you are in the water.  We rented water boots and walking sticks and both were lifesavers and worth every penny.  All that death stuff aside, the hike was incredible and the slot canyons that you are hiking in are phenomenal.  We will likely do this hike again when we go back to Zion to do other things we didn’t have time to do this time.  We’ll hopefully go at a time when the whole thing is a bit safer.  I just kept saying that at least if we all died someone could say “well at least they died doing what they loved” which instantly makes everything better!  This could easily be the number one hike on this list except that I almost gave myself a panic attack for the first 3 miles of it.  This cut down on the enjoyment!  Ha!

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